Perimeter trails are often not the most scenic or rewarding because you're basically hiking the outer boundaries of the park (w/ occasional views of nearby houses, roads, power lines, etc). Bowie is one of the nicest and most unspoiled parks in middle Tennessee. The park's perimeter trail, although really nice, is my least favorite, but there are so many adjoining "interior" trails that you can incorporate them into the perimeter route for a much more scenic tour.

hiking
11 days ago

This is an easy trail for beginners or families. Trail is wide and not a lot of cross trails. Only trail markings are at the beginning and the few cross trails. Nice quiet area that has a few houses and farms around it.

This is an easy hike for the entire family ( & fur babies). This is a good trail for running and an afternoon stroll with the family. I wouldn't rate this as moderate but a good weekend trail to visit with others.

2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked this and only passed a couple people. Really want to bike this next time. was a wide trail great for all types.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy trail, you can bring the whole family.

hiking
6 months ago

Easy and customizable (lots of trails that connect to others)! Medium traffic

walking
7 months ago

Very nice. We met a ranger who was very friendly and informative

backpacking
8 months ago

The trail itself is great for hiking and running. I try to hike the premier trail 2 times a week. If you start from the parking area by Shelter 1 and enter the trail at shelter 2 you will have 2 very significant inclines. At the 2.5 mile mark just past the creek crossing you will start a 3/4 incline in elevation a few places steep mostly just long. Then at the end of the trail about 100 yards very steep to the top. Fast hiking, trail is an old fire road.